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CONSTRUCTION THREAD: New park on 14

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Hey guys, I'm really interested in any additional info on this planned park. On Highway 14, just down from the Batesville Road intersection, are the remains of an old mill (beside the water treatment facility). Did I dream this, or is this area becoming a park? Who is creating this park? The county? There is now parking under construction at this site, and I know the old mill office was saved and moved to be restored. The dam is so cool. Such a beautiful area! :thumbsup::thumbsup: I look forward to what this can become. Any info, site plans, etc, please share.

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^^^I didn't even know this place was even here. :shok: I have no idea who is building it or what it will become and when, but it would be very cool if it becomes a park/museum. :thumbsup:

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This was a park before they sewer treatment plan was built. I spent many evenings there in high school. Hopefully once the treatments center is finished it will be opened back up. We used to site on the damn and watch cars cross the enroee river bridge.

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This is Pelham Mill Park and it is part of the Greenville County Recreation District system. It is currently listed as "temporarily closed." I don't recall if improvements for this park were included in the recently presented plan.

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Thanks! This is such a great spot. I hope the county has plans to redo and reopen this park.

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I believe they do. I remember hearing that the reason they left the old building was because it will eventually be restored.

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I believe they do. I remember hearing that the reason they left the old building was because it will eventually be restored.

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Good find gman, but this isn't exactly the plan I meant. The plan I saw presented this past fall was just for the parks within the Greenville County Recreation District. However, finding Western Carolina listed as a part of the TRAC group just might mean good things for Pelham Mill Park.

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They didn't leave the old building, it was actually moved (as gsupstate stated) to the existing park from across Hwy 14 when the road was recently widened and the old mill office was in the way. The building did not do fare when moved. It is in very poor shape. There was supposed to be fund raising to restore the building, but that group seems to have disappeared. I suspect the park was "temporarily closed" due to the Western Carolina construction. It's a shame that the building restoration couldn't have taken place during the closure.

The resent parks plan that was presented during the County's hospitality tax debate included renovations and improvements for many existing parks. Does anyone have access to that information to see if this park is included?

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I've been out of town for the holidays and missed most of the news, but heard from a friend that big news was announced on this park. Apparently, construction on this park should start within the next month. The news calls for this park to be another "Falls Park" type development.....a suburban version. :thumbsup:

Anyone have details? Info? Renderings? :dontknow:

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I've been out of town for the holidays and missed most of the news, but heard from a friend that big news was announced on this park. Apparently, construction on this park should start within the next month. The news calls for this park to be another "Falls Park" type development.....a suburban version. :thumbsup:

Anyone have details? Info? Renderings? :dontknow:

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The article seemed a bit off to me ... it kind of gave the impression that it was a City of Greer park by referring to the park being in Greer and work being done by "city workers." I could be that it was just poorly written, especially since the reporter had interviewed Gene Smith and hopefully knew he is the GCRD director ... but either way, it doesn't give me a lot of confidence in the accuracy of any of the information

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I am looking forward to the park but something will have to be done to decrease the smell of the waste treatment plant. The area where the park is has the worst methane smell most of the time.

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